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Explosion knocks home off its foundation

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Explosion knocks home off its foundation
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Two brothers were hospitalized in critical condition at last word, while authorities try to find out why their house exploded in Madison. Brian and Dillon Hansen, both in their 20's, were taken to U-W Hospital.

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The blast happened early the morning of July 16 on Madison's west side. It knocked the home off its foundation and blew out the front door.

Debris scattered in every direction as structural cracks accumulated in the ceiling and inside walls. Officials said the explosion also caused some small fires in the Hansens' basement.

Their parents were also in the house, but they escaped serious injury. Madison Gas and Electric checked the neighborhood for leaks but did not find any.

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